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surrogates, florida senator marco rubio says that's the right approach. does mitt romney need to score a knockout punch? >> this is not an athletic competition. this is a debate between two money, one that is president and wants to stay there and one that wants to offer a new direction. >> reporter: all day long the romney campaign has signalled it will go after what it sees as another gaffe from vice president joe biden at a rally in charlotte. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> in the richest country in the history of the world this obama economy has crushed the middle class. >> reporter: romney's ad team quickly seized on the remarks churning out a web video. at an event in denver rubio piled on. >> those happen to be the words of the distinguished vice president of the united states mr. joe biden. no, don't boo. he's the best thing we got going, guys. don't boo. because in a moment of clarity, in a brief moment of clarity he just told us what we already knew. >> reporter
of the health care debate? >> i think mitt romney has it right in the sense that obama care is unpopular. pieces of it might be popular, but mitt romney's been campaigning that he would repeal obama care and replace it with pieces that are popular, but this whole idea about social issues i think is so fascinating and underreported that really it's the obama campaign and the democratic party that has tried to make this a social issues election. even turning questions of taxation into a question of fairness, not one of fiscal responsibility or sobriety because at the president himself said, you don't raise taxes in a recession, and we're still certainly struggling along in this economy. so taxation has been turned into a social issue. we saw in the mid-term election that 31% of gay men and women actually voted for the gop so. what did you see at the democratic convention? gay marriage being touted. finally, on women's issues. if you were to listen to the democratic party, apparently there's some deficit, some sortage sort a -- shortage of condoms, but women care most about the economy. democrats t
romney can give all of these voters an excuse to vote for him, right? >> yeah, we talked about this yesterday on the show. if he can go in -- that's why i worry about all this talk about zingers, just stylistically. don't be someone you're not. don't come in with canned jokes. be who you are, which is the line he delivered, i thought, well in his convention speech where he said, i can't heal the earth. i'm not going to part the seas, whatever he said. i just want to help you and your family. i'm not fancy, i'm not exciting. i want this job because i can do a better job healing the economy, not the earth, healing the economy than he has done for the last 3 1/2 years. if he can do that, be confident, don't try to be slick or funny, it's not who you are, just be mitt romney, he'll have a good night. >> i think he'll have a good night. i'll tell you this also, mark mckinnon. we're going to hear about the 47% from barack obama tonight. he'll bring that up. i also think mitt romney will bring this up in the debate. something that was spoken yesterday in charlotte, north carolina, by
about the federal. but i heard mitt romney say states' rights. is it the right of the state to come into the cities and overthrow the local municipalities? if that is big government, small government. i do not know. i think they should have the right to control their own destiny in their own city. it is on the ballot in november. and i am telling everybody in michigan to a vote it down. we did not need dictatorship. it is a dictator bill. host: thank you. on twitter -- the government to do its job, maintain the general welfare. from debate news, the numbers are and on how many watched on television. more than 67 million watched the first presidential debate. nearly 16 more watched four years ago for about 12 of the 67 who watched president obama square off against mitt romney were between 18-34. fox news channel average 10.4 million viewers. a big improvement over 8.2. cnn clock about 6.1 million. this number of course does not include the numbers of people who watched on the internet or their mobile devices. and also c-span is not included in the ratings. those are the basic number
it better will be the theme. you can hear governor romney said at right end of the gate. guarantee it. stuart: will be watching you tonight. you're a professional politician . i should say that vice-president biden tried to walk back that, the little bit later in the day. he said the middle-class had been buried by policies supported by romney in ryan. can he walk it back successfully? was a just an awful gas? >> at think it's pretty bad. the language is clear and unambiguous. governor romney can and i dare say should say and tell biden acknowledged that the middle-class was. because of your policies. was to you to that? stuart: it's an opening. >> a real opening. stuart: our next door. in numbers and government dependency. 36 percent are on at least one major welfare program. now another, only less than 1% of applications that come into the country or rejected on the grounds of the applicant might becoming dependent on the government. that is 7,000 out of 10 million rejected because they might become dependent. 36 percent have some dependency on the gunman. to the extraordinary numbe
. >> reporter: also in virginia, mitt romney's post-debate momentum ran smack right into those breakthrough numbers. >> more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: romney tried to spin the unemployment rate. >> the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today, on the day the president got elected, the unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: the president, who spoke before romney, saw that charge coming. >> today's news, certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy, to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: but there was more. when the former ceo of general electric took to twitter and the air waves, suggesting the obama campaign cooked the numbers. >> i don't know what the right number is. but i'll tell you, these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> reporter: many experts laughed off the charge. but the labor secretary, whose department compiles the monthly report, was not laughing. >> i'
race is right now. guest: mitt romney is looking very good peer that is why in the obama administration did not want to run against mitt romney. he was the most threatening of the candidates. it is very hard to take on an incumbent. it has only happened -- republicans have only done at one time in the last few years. is in the last time it happened when clinton took out bush? it is curious, for example, there were 70 million viewers of that debate the other night, the highest it has been since 1992, the last time an incumbent was taken out. that is because people are uncomfortable with obama, but if they are not political knocks, like we are, they have not been paying attention, or have not been watching the debates and the just want to see who the challenger is and whether they are comparable with him. after monday night, everybody is pretty comfortable with mitt romney. >> i was reading back on your twitter feed. back in february you were saying conservatives should support mitt romney. is that because of the field or because of his conservative credentials? i was reading>> i was tota
the xiag for the obama administration right now. he wanted to remind voters that romney and ryan would take us back to the bush era policies that got us into this mess. so he says. listen.... >> the last they were charged, congressman ryan voted for and governor romney approved, said he agreed with all the things that were done. when is the last time around? last time around, what caused this national debt? how did this all of a sudden happen? when he left we had a balanced budget and things were looking good. >> alisyn: this is just the drum beating for the next four years. >> that is too easy to fact check. president bush there is plenty of blame for overspending but nothing compared to the last three years. it was ten trillion we're now well over 16. >> not just president bush but paul ryan had some of these votes, medicare but the debt number is sticking in, under president obama $35.6 trillion increase in three years of his presidency compared to president bush's nearly 5 years over eight years. >> dave: both are bad but in retrospect. >> alisyn: do you think it's possible the day afte
rights, but on economic rights. if you think about, for example, candidate romney's attacks on president obama and how he contributed to women's job losses, many of those losses came about under bush and then continued and reduced under president obama. the term that has been demonized by governors like gov. scott walker of wisconsin, gov. kasich of ohio -- the teachers, nurses, women working in the public sector have lost their jobs due to the failure of commitment for the federal government to give money to the states in this time of crisis, which president obama supported. but you know, i think you'd see independent women, as i said before, a growing block of women, not just progressives or democrats, democratic women, who do worry about the fact that their daughter, for example, might not have access to planned parenthood, which, by the way, is really about women's health, mammograms, and not just these hot-button issues of reproductive choice. so i do think the independent women voters are the canary in the coal mined in terms of the seeing a republican party that is not hospitable
in the first place. >> all right. >> that's what mitt romney and paul ryan are promising to do. >> stephanie cutter, we're out of time for the moment. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, savannah. >> watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific time right here on nbc. at 18 minutes past the hour, here's david. >> a big trial in italy capturing global attention. the pope's former butler is accused of stealing thousands of private papal document. on tuesday he told the court why he did it. nbc's michelle kosinski is in rome this morning. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, david, yeah. here we have the pope's right-hand man accused of stealing the pope's personal letters and documents, copying them, leaking them to the press. when this first broke it was described like something out of a shadowy novel full of high-level intrigue, but now it kind of reads more like a bizarre heist. this was paulo gabriele in his coveted role, one of poeb benedict's closest aides. now the butler is accused in a vatican courtroom charged with stealing a large numb
president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know mitt romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a big moment in the campaig because there are so many eyes on this. it's the first of three debates between these two men. it's scheduled to last 90 minutes, and with just 33 days until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. >>> a bit later, you think politics can get
are talking about companies that ship jobs overseas and you leave a big one out, that is glaring, right? >>guest: i am not sure i see it that way. the president, i think, takes a balanced approach when it comes to china. the challenge here is for governor romney to paint that the president isn't standing up for the middle class in the president is out there fighting for the middle class? >>neil: what about the lay off notices. we know that sequestration and all sides agree, so it is not just the president but if the president to intervene or the white house to enter reason and accept the lay off notices going to the affected contractors, oddly enough the crucial swing states like virginia --. >>guest: that is because that is where the contractors are. >>neil: i know. i am saying, this is etched in she -- cement unless they get rid of sequestration. >>guest: i was on the hill working for a senator as a chief staff during this whole sequestration. >>neil: so you know it is coming. you have an obligation to get the word out. >>guest: correct. here is what the president is doing and why it
sounding like the professor heas before the white house. romney must come across relatable and really connect with voters. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> hmm. >> all right. >> talking about the whole style not substance. style? >> style is important. and particularly just likability, what people feel like they, they feel lik they have a comfort zone with you. it's important. >> i don't think any body has prepared more so than mitt romney. expecting 50 million to 60 million eyeballs. >> how many zingers stuffed in their coat. got the zinger. bang. >> pull it out, boom. >> good sound bites coming up. >> as chris christie said. he is going to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. >> yes. >> okay. one way to put it. >> the first of three debates between the two men. really this is, the real important one. getting done to the wire. romney looking for a turnaround. this is big. >> this one is about domestic policy. the next one will be foreign policy. the third one will be a mix of both of them. so this coming wednesday, 9:00, 90 minutes. sit side by side, like two bar sto
three starts right now. >> work on it, work on it. >>dave: he is funny. we the ask governor huckabee will romney try to be funny? >>alisyn: clay done was one of the funniest in new york. we will talk about that soon. there were phone calls between binyamin netanyahu, president obama calling netanyahu a mid-criticism for not meeting with him in person this week. the white house says they agreed that both countries must stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. mitt romney speaking with netanyahu about the country's greatest national security threat. >> we have very much the same interests to make sure iran does not develop nuclear capability which would threaten the existence of israel. the threat, devastation, potentially of israel and other nations of the world. we must make every effort to prevent that from developing that nuclear capability. >> he has called for crippling sanctions to be put in place. >> the u.s. admitting they lost track of some of syria's chemical weapons and cannot rule out their ran or syrian rebels have them. >> there has been intelligence that there have be
what's happening to the jobs in this country? how can mitt romney talk about jobs in this country when his company, bain keep, which he founded and certainly has ties to and can influence today, will send out more than 150 jobs to china right now, most of them will lose their jobs on november 5. they'll get on the unemployment line and vote at just about the same time. host: tell us about the title of your book, "the silent ma jort." who are these folks, and how are they silent? guest: well, i really do think that those who are deeply concerned about war, those who are concerned about the growing inequality in this country, people who are deeply concerned about climate change, the forest fires, the droughts, i mean, we're talking about dust bowl-era times now in this country, and not only in this country, but around the world, those who are concerned about the fate of the planet are not a fringe minority, not even a silent majority. but the silenced majority, silenced by the corporate media, which is why we have to take it back. host: but one could argue that with the explosion of soci
to the debates, as your husband went through 3 or 400 i think during the primary, something like that, right? >> i was at all of them. >> how do you handicap this one? >> well, i think governor romney needs to do very well. this is a very close race. and i think he needs to make the choice obvious to americans. he needs to tell us what he's going to do to create more jobs and create economic recovery. this is a very important evening for him. >> is his back against the wall? is there a sense he's behind and this is sort of his last moment? >> i think he's got a lot of support throughout the country and very good debater and i anticipate he'll do very well. and if he is as assertive and direct as he was with newt in florida, he'll be just fine. >> probably good advice. again, the book is called "land of the pilgrim's pride." callista gingrich, thank you very much. >>> andim could go coming up next, what is your mommy iq? a quiz from rosie cope. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i need your help... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but s
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